Bevere Lock

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Many thanks to The Canal and River Trust for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation. Bevere Lock is next to Grimley and is located in Worcestershire. Bever Island, a weee bit of history in 1051 King Hardicanute sent officials to Worcester to collect the Danegeld tax. They were assaulted and murdered. Not surprisingly troops arrived some months later to punish the rebels who, being warned, escaped to Bevere or Camp island. After sacking and burning the city the soldiers made for the camp. Four unsuccessful attacks were made ending in a truce.After payment of a fine the citizens were allowed to return home. Centuries later the island was again a place of refuge for those fleeing the city to avoid the plague.